Rama’s order: Fast track CCMC’s occupancy permit

Dyrecka Letigio 09/24/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Acting Mayor Michael Rama has ordered the fast-tracking of the Cebu City Medical Center’s (CCMC) occupancy permit. The hospital’s new building has been operating for six months for the first floor…

OBO to construction safety officers: Do your job

Dyrecka Letigio 09/22/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Cebu City Office of the Building Official (OBO) is reminding construction safety officers to ensure safety of workers.  Building Official, Architect Florante Catalan, said that safety officers have a huge role in the success…

8 suspensions, 330 notices of violation issued by OBO this year for safety concerns

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/25/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Office of the Building Official (OBO) has issued suspension orders to 8 construction projects and issued notices of violation to 330 other sites in the city this year for lack…

OBO stresses safety with 400 new buildings under construction in Cebu City

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/12/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Office of the Building Official (OBO) issued 467 building permits and 328 occupancy permits as of November 12, 2020, since the start of the year amid the pandemic. Architect Florante…

OBO identifies 83 structures along Cebu City riversides violating 3-meter easement

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/20/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Office of the Building Official (OBO) here has identified 83 establishments violating the three-meter easement policy along major waterways in the city. The OBO conduced an inspection on October 19 and 20, 2020,…

Clearing of waterways in Cebu City’s south district starts

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 08/19/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City government on Wednesday, August 19, started the removal of structures that were encroaching waterways in at least three barangays in the city’s south district. Councilor Jerry Guardo, the City Council’s…

Cenro wants designated smoking areas part of OBO, business permit requirements

Rosalie Abatayo 12/31/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines —  Two years into the effectivity of Cebu City’s Anti-Smoking in Public Ordinance, the City Environment and Natural Resources Office (Cenro) admitted that several establishments are still non-compliant with the requirement of putting up…

Labella orders having rainwater catchments in establishments

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/21/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella has ordered the implementation of a 13-year-old ordinance on rainwater conservation that would entail all establishments to have rainwater catchments. The mayor met with the city’s Water Advisory…

Labella tells OBO to issue CDO vs owner of collapsed housing project wall in Brgy Bacayan

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/12/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella has directed the Office of the Building Official (OBO) to issue a cease and desist order against the owner of a housing development project in Sitio Sugarlandia, Barangay…

City Council to OBO: Probe Tisa construction site riprap collapse

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 09/10/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Cebu City Council wants the the Office of the Building Official (OBO) and the City Disaster Management and Risk Reduction Office (CDRRMO) to conduct an investigation on the collapse of the riprap…

OBO to barangays: Help us apprehend illegal structures

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 08/23/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Cebu City Office of the Building Official (OBO) urged barangay officials to help them identify, apprehend, and order the closure of illegal structures in their jurisdictions. Illegal structures are those structures built without a…

OBO: Structural engineers want suspension of hotel construction in Capitol Site lifted

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 08/22/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines —The construction of a 13-storey hotel and commercial building at the corner Don Gil Garcia and J. Llorente Streets in Barangay Capitol Site in Cebu City may soon be allowed to continue. This after…

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